GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Kingston to Hampton Court River Walk

3 miles (5 km)

This walk takes you along the Thames Path from Kingston to Hampton Court Palace. It's about a 3 mile stroll along the riverside path from the town with the option of catching the train back at the end of the walk.
The walk starts from Kingston Railway station which is a short walk to the River Thames. Head west through the town and you will soon come to Kingston Bridge. Cross to the western side of the river and you have the option of taking a detour from the route to explore the expansive Bushy Park. The lovely deer park has miles of good footpaths to try and is crossed by the London Loop.
This route heads south along Barge Walk passing Raven's Ait, an island whichis currently privately run as a catering facility and a conference and wedding venue.
You continue past Thames Ditton Island which has 47homes with dedicatedmoorings. Shortly after you come to the end of the walk at Hampton Court Bridge and Hampton Court Palace. Building of the palace began in 1515 for CardinalThomas Wolsey, afavouriteofKing Henry VIII. Today, the palace is open to the public and a major tourist attraction. The grounds include nice footpaths taking you to gardens, a popular maze, the historicreal tenniscourt, and the hugegrape vine, the largest in the world as of 2005.
Next to the palace you will find Hampton Court Park. The 750 acre deer park includes long tree lined avenues running along the Long Water canal in the centre of the park. At the end of the canal, the Golden Jubilee Fountain shoots spectacular 30 metre jets of water into the air.

Kingston to Hampton Court River Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Kingston to Hampton Court River Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Raven's Ait - geograph.org.uk - 376576

Raven's Ait

Home Park, Hampton Court, May 2013 12

Home Park, Hampton Court

Boyle Farm Island - geograph.org.uk - 1318568

Boyle Farm Island

Thames Ditton Island - geograph.org.uk - 1318632

Thames Ditton Island

Hampton Court Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 620403

Hampton Court Bridge

Riverboat at Hampton Court Palace - geograph.org.uk - 587478

Riverboat at Hampton Court Palace

River Thames, Hampton Court Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 932763

River Thames, Hampton Court Bridge

Hampton Court Gate - geograph.org.uk - 1335417

Hampton Court Gate

GPS Files

GPX File

Kingston to Hampton Court River Walk.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Kingston to Hampton Court River Walk.mmo (right click - 'Save As')